General Practitioners and Family Physicians

(NOC 3112)

Career Description

General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of their patients.

Duties May Include

General practitioners and family physicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Evaluate their patients' health by examining patients; ordering laboratory tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic procedures; and consulting with other medical practitioners

Prescribe and administer medications/treatments, and inoculate/vaccinate patients

Advise on health care including health promotion and disease, illness, and accident prevention

Perform and assist in routine surgery

Provide emergency care

Provide acute care management

Deliver babies and provide prenatal/postnatal care

Report births, deaths, and contagious diseases to government authorities

Supervise home care services

Examples of Titles

Family Physician
General Practitioner (GP)
Intern, General Practice
Medical Doctor (MD)
Resident Physician, General Practice

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Modified on April 07, 2022